RIVERTON, Utah — Gov. Gary Herbert was responding to a middle school student’s question when he raised the eyebrows of some of the adults in the room.
Speaking to a class at South Hills Middle School on Wednesday, the governor was asked by a girl if he thought medical marijuana would be legalized in Utah.
“I think they will,” he declared, before issuing some caveats to the crowd of students.
“Let’s get the science done, the research done, have it as a controlled substance prescribed by a doctor, and certified by a pharmacist as a controlled medical substance. I think that’s the way to go,” then added: “I think it’s gonna happen.”
Asked by FOX 13 to clarify if he was referring to the potential ballot initiative on medical cannabis or action in the Utah State Legislature, the